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April 22, 2000 | NANCY KINSEY NEEDHAM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If Easter seems a little late this year, blame it on the moon. "Easter is on the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the vernal equinox," said Joseph Everson, Cal Lutheran religion department chairman. The vernal equinox is the first day of spring. Easter is never before March 22 or after April 25, he noted. "Easter this year is about as late as it could ever be," Everson said. Last year it was on April 4 and next year it will be on April 15.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1988 | JEFF MILLER and ANN WIENER, Times Staff Writers
FROM THE brimming banquet tables of a luxurious Westside hotel to the soup line at a Skid Row homeless shelter, Los Angeles celebrated Easter on Sunday, with children scampering to hunt for eggs, families flocking to the beach and hundreds of worshipers donating scarce lilies to the Hollywood Bowl Sunrise Service. People donned their Sunday best for neighborhood Easter parades, and a hang-gliding Easter Bunny visited a group of handicapped children with candy and cookies in Sylmar.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
Four-year-old Colton Greenwood couldn't wait to meet the Easter bunny Friday. Colton and his parents were first in line to greet the rabbit that visited the Trudy and Norman Louis Valley Shelter in North Hollywood. "I love making the kids happy and bringing a smile to their faces," said the 5 1/2-foot hare--actually a volunteer named Corey Ford--who brought a little Easter cheer to children at the shelter.
NATIONAL
March 28, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Almost a year after the Boston Archdiocese closed or consolidated 80 parishes, priests celebrated Easter Mass in one-day-only services for three of the shuttered congregations. Archbishop Sean O'Malley decided to close the parishes because of financial trouble stemming, in part, from settlements in the clergy sex abuse scandal. O'Malley allowed Mass at St. Anselm in Sudbury, St. Albert in Weymouth and at a school for parishioners of Mary Star of the Sea Church in Quincy.
NEWS
April 17, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Pope John Paul II ushered in Easter week with a pageantry-filled Mass on Palm Sunday in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City before hundreds of thousands of faithful who sang, prayed and waved palm fronds and olive branches. The pope used the occasion to urge young people to renew their commitment to the Roman Catholic Church. Religious faith, he said, can answer "the questions and unrest of every man and every woman, particularly the young."
NEWS
April 5, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The White House Easter egg roll will be closed to the public this year and replaced with a smaller event for children of troops involved in the Iraq war. About 12,000 parents and children will be invited to the April 21 event, compared with the usual crowd of 40,000, White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said. "It's reduced as a result of the security situation," he said.
NATIONAL
April 9, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
President Bush prayed for peace at a Ft. Hood Easter service about avoiding the forces of sin and doing what is right. "I had a chance to reflect on the great sacrifice that our military and their families are making," Bush said after the service. "I prayed for their safety, I prayed for their strength and comfort, and I pray for peace." Bush took no questions from reporters in his first public appearance since his spring break in Texas began Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1989
Southern Californians celebrated the Easter weekend with prayers, blessings, charity and frivolity. Thousands of worshipers dressed warmly for showers and gray clouds Sunday at the traditional Easter Sunrise service at the Hollywood Bowl, but were rewarded with blue skies.
NEWS
April 8, 1991 | From Reuters
Russian Federation leader Boris N. Yeltsin and other senior Soviet officials joined worshipers at Easter services Sunday, giving an official stamp to the Russian Orthodox church's most important holiday. Yeltsin stood in the center of a special section after midnight in the vast Epiphany Cathedral. He and other prominent guests of honor--Soviet Prime Minister Valentin S. Pavlov and Deputy Moscow Mayor Sergei Stankevich--placed candles in a gilt stand as Patriarch Alexei II looked on.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1993 | LYNDA NATALI
Clutching a brown teddy bear, a determined look on his face, 7-year-old Luis Canas giggled Friday as he set out on the hunt. His first find, a pink and yellow plastic Easter egg tucked in the bushes at the Rea Community Center, delighted the first-grader so much he let out a yelp and nearly trampled some fellow hunters as he searched for more. Luis found three Easter eggs in all. Like the pink and yellow one, the other plastic eggs contained a few pennies or nickels or a miniature candy bar.
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